GEORGIA – Tim Bassett, Forward, 1972-73
Washington, D.C., native Tim Bassett starred as a power forward for the Bulldogs in the 1972 and 1973 seasons. Not only was he a pioneer in the integration of athletics at UGA, Bassett also made quite a mark on the court. As a senior he averaged 17 points, was the SEC’s rebounding champion with an average of 14.2 per game, and made the Coaches’ all-conference team. Despite playing just two seasons at Georgia, he still ranks among the school’s all-time top 10 in rebounding. Bassett then played professionally for seven seasons, the first three for San Diego and the New York Nets of the ABA and later for New Jersey and San Antonio of the NBA.